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Dr Robert Myhill

Dr Robert Myhill

Dr Robert Myhill
BA (Cantab.), MSci (Cantab.), PhD (Cantab.)

Senior Research Associate

Area of research

Internal structure and composition of Mars from NASA's InSight Mission

Office G37
Wills Memorial Building,
Queens Road, Clifton BS8 1RJ
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Bob Myhill is a seismologist and mineral physicist, and is currently a UK Space Agency Aurora Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Bristol. He studied subduction zones and deep earthquakes for his PhD at the University of Cambridge, before moving to the Bavarian Geoinstitut in Bayreuth, Germany for three years. There he learnt how to conduct high pressure experiments using multi-anvil presses to study melting and the behaviour of volatile elements in the deep Earth.

In 2016, he moved to Bristol and joined the science team working on NASA's InSight Mission, which landed on Mars in November 2018. The mission is designed to detect seismic activity and use geophysical techniques to probe the deep interior of the Red Planet for the first time. Bob's work focuses on understanding the causes of Marsquakes, and using the seismic data from InSight to understand more about the 4.5 billion year evolution of the planet.


  • Seismology Planetary Science Experimental Petrology Metamorphic Petrology Thermodynamics

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